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20th Century African-American Poetry contains works by more than 100 poets, including Audre Lorde, Langston Hughes, Rita Dove, and emerging poets. Biographical profiles accompany each poet's work. For early African-American poetry, see African-American Poetry 1760-1900.

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20th Century American Poetry contains 52,000 poems from collected works and individual volumes of poetry. It covers the works of most major twentieth-century American poets from all major movements and schools. For early American poetry, see American Poetry 1600-1900.

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20th Century English Poetry contains over 44,000 poems by 288 poets, incorporating the Modern Poetry Collection and The Faber Poetry Library. The complete text of each poem is included, and any integral images are also scanned. Introductions and prefaces to the volumes are included, as are all notes and any prose sections. For early English poetry, see English Poetry 600-1900.

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3000 poems by African-American poets in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Includes or has links to full-text.

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American & English Literature contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose, based on books and other sources originally published in print. Collections include: 20th Century African American Poetry Collection; 20th Century American Poetry Collection; 20th Century English Poetry Collection; African American Poetry 1700-1900 Collection; American Poetry 1600-1900 Collection; Bible in English; Bibliography of American Literature; Early American Fiction 1774-1850; Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare; Eighteenth-Century Fiction 1700-1800; English Poetry 600-1900 Collection; English Prose Drama 1280-1915; English Verse Drama 13-19th Centuries; W.B. Yeats Collections.

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American dramatic literature from 1714 to the present. It contains more than 2,000 plays written by over 300 American dramatists. American Drama includes or has links to full-text.

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"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning." from web site

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A collection of 1200 books and anthologies of early American poetry, containing more than 40,000 works from over 200 poets. This database contains the works of all major American poets.

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ARTFL (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language) is a full-text database contains nearly 2,000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy.

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21 versions of the Bible in full text, from the 10th to the 20th centuries. Includes or has links to full text. On-Campus only.

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A comprehensive bibliographic guide providing nearly 40,000 records of the literary works of approximately 300 American writers from the American Revolution to 1930. Includes or has links to full-text.

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Early American Fiction contains 440 works of 80 novelists and short-story writers. This database comprises the full texts of the first editions of American novels and short stories written before 1850 by authors of significance during their lifetimes.

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From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.

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Full text of 11 major editions of Shakespeare's works, and related works. Includes or has links to full text.

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Full text of 96 works of prose fiction written in the British Isles. Includes or has links to full text.

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Full text of 96 works of prose fiction written in the British Isles. Includes or has links to full text.

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More than 175,000 poems by over 1,400 poets from British Commonwealth and ex-colonial countries. Includes or has links to full text.

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Full text of over 1800 plays written in prose for the stage, from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century. Includes or has links to full text.

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Full text of over 2200 works of poetry intended for the stage. Includes or has links to full text.

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Resources compiled by the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Gale literary references reach back 20 to 30 years—taken together as print, they could fill 230 feet of shelf space! But now, hundreds of volumes are digitized and ready to read with Literature Criticism Online. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It’s all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today’s researchers demand.

  • Children’s Literature Review - From Louisa May Alcott to Judy Blume, the most popular and influential authors of the genre are assessed through criticism of their major works.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism - A reference staple! Each volume profiles influential writers via excerpted passages from selected criticism. "An indispensable source for both public and academic libraries." —ARBA
  • Literature Criticism 1400-1800 - This authoritative resource on the greatest writers of the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Restoration eras fulfills a need for information on historical periods, literary trends and topics, and the achievements of noteworthy individuals.
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism - Each volume presents overviews of four to eight authors of 1800 through 1899 with chronologically arranged criticism representing the entire range of response to each author.
  • Poetry Criticism - Support students and enhance the understanding of poetry lovers with this collection of biographical sketches, author portraits, primary bibliographies and much more.
  • Shakespeare Criticism - This comprehensive survey of the Bard includes general and specific critical interpretations from the 17th century to the present.
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism - This highly useful series presents substantial excerpts from the best criticism on the major literary figures and nonfiction writers of 1900 to 1999—the era most frequently studied in high schools.

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The Library is where electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty are stored. These texts go back some 4,000 years and cover the disciplines of economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion, war and peace. They are in a variety of formats - facsimile PDFs so scholars can view the original text, HTML for ease of searching and attractive layout, and text-based PDF EBooks for personal use. The Library also contains bibliographic information about the books as well as other "metadata" about the authors and editors.

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Thousands of classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries. This collection adds an electronic book per day to its list.

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William Butler Yeats Collection is a complete electronic edition of Yeats's work, bringing together 22 printed volumes and including critical and fictional prose, poetry, plays, and autobiographical works.

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